Israeli air strike hits Gaza Strip

Israeli aircraft targets two Hamas training camps in Gaza Strip after alleged rocket fire from Gaza

Photo by: AFP (Archive)
Photo by: AFP (Archive)

Smoke billowing from a power plant in the coastal Palestinian region following an Israeli air strike

Israel carried out an air strike on Tuesday evening, on what is claimed to be Hamas training camps in the Gaza Strip, as retaliation for an alleged rocket fire that came from Gaza.

No casualties were reported by the rocket or the retaliatory strikes in the northern and central Gaza Strip .

Although a DAESH sympathizer group claimed responsibility for the recent rocket fire which allegedly struck the Jewish state, Israel holds Hamas responsible for what happens in Gaza and often responds with air strikes. 

Gaza, currently under the control of the Palestinian group Hamas, atrophied by three wars over the course of six years, is under a blockade, with Israel restraining strict rule over the entry and exit of goods and people.

During Israel's 51-day Operation Protective Edge between July and August of 2014, countless air strikes and ground incursions by Israeli troops into Gaza completely destroyed the infrastructure, killing more than 2,100 Palestinians and injuring 11,000 others - mostly civilians.

A new wave of unrest broke between the Palestinians and Israelis on September 30 after fears over the re-statute of the Al Aqsa Mosque which is considered to be important for both Muslims and the settlement politics of Israel.

Since October 1, at least 83 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces using live ammunition, rubber-coated steel bullets, tear gas and stun grenades.

While, 15 Israelis have been killed by Palestinians in stabbing or shooting incidents in the same period.

TRTWorld and agencies